Welcome to the DuPage Birding Club!
Founded in 1985, the DuPage Birding Club is nationally known as one of the largest and most active birding groups in Illinois. Our mission is to promote birding among our 250+ members and the general public through education and field experiences that take advantage of the various habitats in DuPage County, the greater Chicago area, and other regional hotspots.
See full list with details on the Field Trips page.
Club member Jeff Smith profiled
DBC member Jeff Smith was recently profiled on the DuPage County Forest Preserve's website in their "Catching Nature" blog. Jeff is a 2019 recipient of the DBC Distinguished Achievement Award, past president of the club, and one of the leaders of the Greene Valley Hawkwatch. Congratulations, Jeff, on this great story! We're proud to count you among us.
A Photographic Big Year
January 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm
In 2016 Ohio birder Laura Keene embarked upon a yearlong journey with a goal of seeing and photographing as many species of birds in the ABA area as possible. During a year that got completely and utterly out of hand she broke Neil Hayward’s 2013 ABA mark and set a new ABA standard, photographing 792 species. More meeting info.
Mini-Tutorial – Six Winter Ducks
Continuing our mini-tutorial series, Denis Kania will provide an identification overview of our three mergansers, two scaups, and the Ring-necked Duck. These are all species that can show up during the winter, can be a little confusing, and deserve a closer look.
2019 Auction Night a smashing success!
The DBC Biennial Auction Night October 10 was a smashing success. We had a stellar lineup of 60+ items, including two scopes, a pair of bins, fantastic artwork, beautiful handmade bird boxes, cool gift baskets, exciting field adventures, and so much more. The local businesses, publications, and birding community donors came through this year again, and a great many items were donated by our members, which makes them even more special. The Birding Bazaar of gently used items was once again popular and let everyone go home with a found treasure in tow.
The auction proceeds and dues fund DBC business operations, including speakers, grants and donations, outreach, and other programs. A big shoutout to our volunteers—all 21 of them—and to our generous bidders for making our major fundraiser a night to remember.